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Current Affairs MCQs of 29th March 2021

Q.1 Name the winner of the Rathbones Folio prize 2021?
  1. Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
  2. Val Howlett
  3. Carmen Maria Machado
  4. Kristen Arnet
Q.2 Denis Sassou Nguesso has been re-appointed as the President of which country?
  1. Republic of the Congo
  2. Senegal
  3. Mozambique
  4. Côte d’Ivoire
Q.3 Laxmipriya Mohapatra who has passed away recently was a maestro of which dance form?
  1. Odissi
  2. Kathak
  3. Bharatnatyam
  4. Kathakali
Q.4 Which country is the host nation for the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup?
  1. India
  2. South Africa
  3. New Zealand
  4. Australia
Q.5 Which International Airport has become the World’s 1st Smart reading Airport?
  1. Kempegowda
  2. Bangalore
  3. Dubai
  4. Dumdum
Q.6 Asia’s largest Tulip Garden has been opened in which state/UT?
  1. Gujarat
  2. Delhi
  3. Assam
  4. Jammu & Kashmir
Q.7 India and which country has conducted the 1st ever joint naval patrolling & PASSEX exercise?
  1. Japan
  2. Madagascar
  3. Bahrain
  4. Russia
Q.8 Earth Hour is an annual event that is marked on which date?
  1. Last Saturday of March
  2. 27 March
  3. 28 March
  4. Last Friday of March
Q.9 Khelo India Scheme has been extended to which year from 2021-22?
  1. 2024-25
  2. 2025-26
  3. 2026-27
  4. 2023-24
Q.10 A team from which institute emerged as winners at the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 6.0?
  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Kharagpur
  4. IIT Kanpur
Answers –
Q.1 c) Noted American author Carmen Maria Machado has won the Rathbones Folio prize for the year 2021. The 34-year-old author has won for her memoir, In the DreamHouse, released in 2019.
Q.2 a)
Q.3 a)
Q.4 c)
Q.5 c) Dubai International has become the world’s first ‘smart reading’ airport after joining forces with digital newsstand company Magzster.
Q.6 d) Asia’s largest tulip garden has been opened in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) with around 4,000 visitors enjoying the bloom of the 25% of the 15 lakh flowers planted over 30 hectares.
Q.7 b)
Q.8 a) Every year, the Earth Hour is celebrated worldwide on the last Saturday of the March month to show support for the fight against climate change and commitment towards a better planet.
Q.9 b) Khelo India Scheme has been extended to 2025-26 from 2021-22 , Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced in Rajya Sabha.An amount of Rs 8750 crore has been estimated as financial implication of the new Khelo India Scheme (2021-22 to 2025-26) in the EFC memorandum furnished to the Ministry of Finance. An amount of Rs 657.71 crore has been allocated in the Budget Estimate (B.E.) for the year 2021-22 under the Khelo India Scheme.
Q.10 c) A team of four undergraduate students from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-K) emerged as winners at the CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 6.0, sponsored by Cushman and Wakefield, KI and IA: Interior Architects.

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